Keynote: Developing a Culture of Mentorship

It’s easy to spend your entire day, heads down, coding projects without thinking twice about other developers around you. We often get too absorbed with completing our immediate deadlines to spend any time considering the future of our projects, the future of our teams. By not mentoring new developers we are failing our future. We are failing at providing new developers with the industry experience they need to be a one-day successful candidate for our teams.

In this talk, we will talk about:

Why your organization should hire junior developers
How to write better job descriptions for junior developers
How to create a mentorship program within your organization
Where to find mentors or junior developers seeking mentorship
How to be an effective mentor & mentee
Shocking statistics about our job outlook and developer market

Speaker: Tessa Kriesel

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